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"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back,With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone."
Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Grade 5 Up-On his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers he is the last of the Old Ones, dedicated to fighting the forces of evil. Will searches for the six magical signs that will be needed for the battle between the Dark and the Light. By Susan Cooper.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I loved this series as teen and have greatly enjoyed re-reading it. Cooper's ability to draw you into the world of Dark and Light makes for nail-biting reading.Published 1 month ago by satowp
It's a break away from the first book, which I found disappointing.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
if was a very good book. And I liked it because the book was very interesting and you could never know what to expect to come next in the book.Published 2 months ago by Moxie Coleman-Miller
This was one of my favorite books growing up, inspiring hours of imaginary play with friends.Published 3 months ago by S.L.
I got this book because my son had to read it for school and he really likes it. He says it's actually a good story and likes reading it which is nice since he's not big on... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zombee
This is well written and exciting. There are plenty of super natural events going on throughout the book, and characters with super powers to fight the Dark's powerful onslaught. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Virginia